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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Balakot Air Strike

Balakot Air Strike: The Indian Air Force early Tuesday morning destroyed a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. Several terror trainers and suicide bombers were killed in the attack that lasted just eight minutes. The air strike comes days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Here's our on-going coverage of the air strike.


A year after Balakot: Pakistan’s options have reduced, India has more room for manoeuvre

February 25, 2020 10:45 am

All this may point towards Pakistan adopting a more rational course in J&K and preventing situations which it will clearly be in no position to handle.

2019 began with seeming unassailability of a majoritarian political order, ends with a reminder of limits of hubris

December 30, 2019 10:49 am

But is this just a short break in the onward march of Savarkarite Hindutva, or a decisive reclamation of common citizenship by the common Indian?

Former IAF chief says Balakot strike was message that Pak will pay price for attacks in India

December 15, 2019 9:38 am

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa further said, “The government’s political will was very clear — to tell the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Pakistani establishment that such attacks would come at a cost and no matter where you are, be it Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) or Pakistan, we will get you. That is the message of Balakot,” he said.

Attempts being made to reactivate Balakot terror camp: Govt

November 27, 2019 3:02 pm

The fighters of the Indian Air Force had bombed and destroyed the terror camp at Balakot on February 26 after terrorists attacked a convoy of CRPF vehicles, killing 40 jawans on February 14.

Balakot airtrikes were major shift in govt’s handling of terror: IAF chief

October 09, 2019 2:47 am

He said the present security environment in India’s neighbourhood is a serious cause of concern, and the Pulwama terror strike is a stark reminder of the persistent threat to defence installations.

Kolkata: Balakot air strike comes to a puja pandal near you

October 03, 2019 11:41 am

Over 65 models have been erected to depict the air strike. A life-size model of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the main attraction for visitors.

Top news today evening: Pak reactivates Balakot camp, Aadhaar to be linked with DL

September 23, 2019 7:18 pm

From the Pakistan reactivating Balakot terror camp to Virat Kohli being reprimanded by ICC after physical contact with Beuran Hendricks, here are the top headlines today evening.

Explained: History, geography of terror camp Balakot, recently reactivated by Pakistan

September 24, 2019 9:57 am

Balakot has great symbolic significance for the Jaish. The camp, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, had been struck by the IAF in February this year.

IAF missile brought down Mi-17 aircraft in Budgam, says probe

August 23, 2019 10:22 pm

A six-month-long Court of Inquiry into the incident found that the Mi-17 V-5 helicopter was hit by a ground-based missile of the Indian Air Force when the chopper was on its way back to Srinagar air base.

One year on, here's how Imran Khan and his promise of 'Naya Pakistan' fared

August 23, 2019 5:57 pm

Imran Khan's biggest headache in the maiden year of his government has been on the economic front. Prices have skyrocketed amid rising inflation while the government has been unable to attract any foreign investment and also failed in creating business opportunities within the country.


IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

March 04, 2019 6:45 am

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

India rejects Pakistan’s F-16 denial, shows proof: See photos

March 01, 2019 9:41 am

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night, and in all weather conditions.